Well, it took just a little over 24 hours for the release of SilencerCo’s new Maxim 50 integrally suppressed muzzleloader to be met with several legal red challenge flags.
SilencerCo announced the new firearm launch on Tuesday (September 19,) and here we are just a short 2 days later with the legalities already being called into question.
Here’s an official statement from SilencerCo, which was posted to the Facebook page on Wednesday, September 20:
“Upon launching the Maxim 50, SilencerCo received several immediate legal challenges from authorities and lawyers in the states of New Jersey, Massachusetts, and California. Since we have no desire to place any consumer in a situation where they may get arrested and charged with a felony because their state defines a firearm differently than the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE), we have placed orders from those states on hold and are refunding customers pending legal confirmation. We will update our customers as soon as we have multiple source verification.”